If you are a golf enthusiast, you probably know that this year’s Wells Fargo Golf Championship is being held at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, North Carolina from May 1 through the 7. Normally held in Charlotte, North Carolina, this is an exciting time for Wilmington, with close to 25,000 spectators expected each day. Here are a few things for you to know about the upcoming tournament.
The Wells Fargo Golf Championship is operated and managed by Champions for Education, who is also the non-profit host. The championship has raised over $19 million since 2003. There are 156 competitors, and this roster will be cut to the low 70 scores after 36 holes. At stake for the winner is $1.35 million.
The Wells Fargo Golf Championship is huge, and will be broadcast to both a national and an international audience. Wilmington will get a lot of coverage, available for view to a potential one billion households across 255 countries and territories outside of the United States. This is a wonderful opportunity for Wilmington, and all the city has to offer, to shine.
Normally, the championship is held in Charlotte, where the Champions for Education is based out of. However, this year, it will be held at the Eagle Point Golf Club from May 1 through 7. This club, which opened in 2000, was designed by Tom Fazio, and is one of the top 100 golf clubs in the country. This club is not Fazio’s only achievement. He is also responsible for the Tom Fazio golf course at Porter’s Neck Country Club (part of Porter’s Neck Plantation and Country Club), which has been named the number one coastal course in North Carolina.
Grounds tickets for the Wells Fargo Golf Championship start at just $30, and include access to the grounds at the golf course as well as parking and shuttle fees. Children under 12 are free with the purchase of any grounds ticket. Should you choose, you can also purchase private or shared hospitality packages, which offer several benefits, including upscale lunches, bar services and private seating, among many more.
While in Wilmington, why not check out some of what the city has to offer. Historic downtown is filled with interesting shops and restaurants. There are also several museums and the USS North Carolina, which you can climb aboard and explore. If you have some time, check out a concert at Airlie Gardens. The Eagle Point Golf Club is also located near Topsail Beach, if you’re interested in heading to the ocean for a great view.
Wilmington, North Carolina is a beautiful city, and home to some of the best golf courses. If you are considering a move, and are looking for a place where you can easily access a course, Porter’s Neck Plantation and Country Club may be the perfect place for you. If you’re headed to Wilmington for the Wells Fargo Golf Championship, why not stop by and see for yourself? Call today to schedule your tour!